updated 01:30 am EDT, Thu May 17, 2012
1080p, with 120-degree field of vision
In an industry first, peripheral maker Genius announced a 1080p 120-degree ultra wide angle USB2 web camera. The Widecam F100 shoots video for web chats in 1080p and is compatible with Skype, FaceTime, Logitech Vid HD, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. An integrated stereo microphone rounds out the features of the new camera.
The included Arcsoft Webcam Companion 4 software integrates with YouTube, Flickr, and Twitter. A universal clip allows for attachment to any size monitor or screen.
Minimum specifications for OS X or Windows are an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8GHz or faster, with 512MB RAM, and an optical drive. Recommended specifications are an Intel Core i5 processor with 2GB RAM. The F100 is now available in the US and Canada at a MSRP for $60.